Local classes begin next week

Sunnyside Christian, Mabton, Zillah and Grandview kick off the 2016-17 school year

— Summer will end for most Lower Yakima Valley school districts next week.

Students in the Sunnyside Christian, Mabton, Zillah and Grandview school districts will all start classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Bickleton begins classes Aug. 29, and Prosser students go back to school Aug. 30

Students in the Granger and Sunnyside school districts start classes Sept. 6.

An all-school chapel will kick off the 2016-17 Sunnyside Christian School year at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the elementary school building, 811 North Ave.

Students will attend school for half-a-day; dismissal is at noon.

Thursday and Friday, Sunnyside Christian High School students will go on a two-day retreat to Lost Creek Village. A “meet the teacher” event will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Christian Elementary School.

In Mabton, classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A high school open house for parents and students will be 1-3:30 p.m. on the junior-senior high school campus.

A “Back to School BBQ” is planned 3-4 p.m. Monday for pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Artz-fox Elementary School, 805 Washington Ave.

Grandview students return to the classroom Thursday, Aug. 25.

Students who are new to the Grandview School District will need to register at their respective schools in order to start classes in the fall.

Parents and guardians will need to call the number for each school to set up an appointment, officials said.

Registration is tomorrow for Grandview High School, 509-882-8727, and by appointment for Grandview Middle School, 509-882-8603.

All Grandview elementary schools will register new students from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22 No appointment is necessary.

Zillah students will also be in the classroom next Thursday. The first bell will be at 8 a.m., with the last bell at 2:45 p.m.

To register children at any of the districts, parents will need their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, withdrawal records and proof of residency if they are coming from another school district, officials said.


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